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Breakfast Topic: Game or Hobby?

David Nelson

Is playing WoW more of a hobby or more of a game? Playing an MMORPG is vastly different than playing any other kind of game. You buy Splinter Cell, you play it a couple hours a day, and in a few weeks you beat it, get sick of it or just move on to another game. With WoW, you play it, you level and if you like it, you could possibly play it for years at a time.

I hate to use the cliche of it being similar to golf, but in a way it sort of is. And looking at it from that point of view, it resembles more of a hobby than a game. Like a guy working on his golf game, you slowly build up your character from nothing to uber, or you build him up to 60 or whatever. If you are really into it, you will make some more characters, join a guild, make friends, etc. Then again, you could make the argument that gaming as a whole is a hobby, and WoW is just a part of that. But I just don't view WoW like I do my games on my 360 or Half Life 2.

So what do you guys think? Do you view WoW like you do the rest of your videogames? Or is it something more, like an actual hobby? Or is it just a darn game?

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